The MCU is currently in the so-called Phase 4, which will then end in 2022 with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will end. The next phase of the MCU is already completely planned: Phase 5 begins with “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” and ends in July 2024 with “Thunderbolts”. So far, however, we only know about phase 6 that there are two “Avengers“ movies will be released – and a new “Fantastic Four”-Movie.
That next to “Avengers 5: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers 6: Secret Wars “of all things”Fantastic FourIt’s definitely no coincidence that it was announced so early, while there are still lots of free slots in the Marvel schedule. Because even In terms of content, there is much to suggest that “Fantastic Four” the most important film before “Avengers 5” and “Avengers 6”.
That’s largely because of the big new MCU story arc that’s slowly unfolding – and the big new villain or villains. While the “Infinity Saga” was (almost) all about the fight against Thanos, In the “Multiverse Saga” that has now started, Kang (Jonathan Majors) is actually the big boss.
However, Phase 6 ends with an adaptation of “Secret Wars” – and in the accompanying comic book is actually “Fantastic Four”-Villain Doctor Doom the great antagonist the Avengers. Although the previous MCU films were mostly very loose adaptations, will “Secret Wars” really be made without Doom?
Here the “Fantastic Four” to join the game. MCU mastermind Kevin Feige has already revealed that the film won’t be an Origin Story, but that doesn’t mean Doctor Doom – the Fantastic Four villain in general – will be left out. Leads “Fantastic FourSo enter Doom, so that it causes trouble in “Secret Wars” and all Avengers calls to plan?
Or, and we have already presented this theory to you in a separate article: Is Doctor Doom in the MCU maybe just a variant of Kang? Kang is already an incredibly dazzling character with numerous different incarnations (in “Loki” we already saw the one who stays). Also in this case “Fantastic Four’ then certainly an important role in the preparation of ‘Avengers 5” and “Avengers 6”.
In the video embedded above, the YouTube host and Marvel expert addresses all of these considerations and more. For example, he summarizes what you need to know about the Fantastic Four, considers how the Marvel family’s debut in the MCU could be prepared and theories about Kang and Doom.
“Fantastic Four“ will be released in German cinemas on November 6, 2024. You can learn more about Kang in this video: